Advent of Code 2018

For those new to coding, or folk who want to exercise their brain cells a bit, check out this year’s Advent of Coding 2018.  Each day offers two puzzles to flex your coding skills, build new skills, or just generally put into practice your code-fu.  They are language agnostic, and often quite interesting.

If you want to join a private leaderboard, my code is: 427712-b8e50570 .  Feel free to join.

I also have been posting my own code to GitHub here.  It’s not pretty, and definitely not always the best approach, but I’ve been tackling each day with an idea for how to solve it rather than trying to find the quickest solution – usually with some robustness in mind that would make the code more flexible and allow for it to be used in other circumstances.  Not sure why… just how I roll.  I also haven’t been cleaning up after myself.  If I go down a path that leads to failure, it’s usually still there and either commented out or just not executed.  Since this is sort of a sandbox event for me, take any code I have in that repo with a grain of salt.  All days are currently in C# and for Visual Studio for Windows, though I may slowly put together some Mac console apps and Unity stuff in C# as well.